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NPD: Global Tablet Shipments Rising, Replacing PCs

SANTA CLARA, CALIF. — Falling prices and advances in displays will lead to higher global shipment levels of tablet PCs, which will increasingly replace notebook PC shipments in the future.

According to The NPD Group, 2014 global tablet PC shipments are expected to rise to 315 million units, comprising more than 65 percent of the market, according to a recent report. Tablet shipments will climb to 455 million units by 2017, encompassing nearly 75 percent of the mobile PC market.